Milestones to Hold Training for Therapists of Color
Posted on 01/20/23 in Advocacy by Autumn Ziemba
Milestones Autism Resources, in collaboration with the ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County, is presenting a behavioral healthcare training workshop focused on addressing caregiver support disparities and improving outcomes for individuals in marginalized communities.
We are seeking 100 behavioral healthcare providers of color, or those who serve autistic clients of color and their caregivers, to participate. The training and CEUS will be free for behavioral healthcare providers, social workers and counselors. There will be in-person, virtual livestream, and on-demand access for participation. Registration required.
According to the CDC, children of color receive an autism diagnosis at a lesser rate than white children. This diagnostic disparity means these children may not be getting the services they need to reach their full potential. In turn, these delays in diagnosis and services lead to a disproportionate strain on caregivers of color. Due to stigma, language and cultural barriers, and different life circumstances, many of these caregivers do not seek out necessary mental health care.
“It’s important to remember that moms of color deal with greater economic and social stress which affects their own health and mental health,” says Patricia Parker, parent advocate and executive director of REACH Services. “Using tools to screen families for social determinants of health and having conversations about challenges and needs are among the ways professionals can bridge the inclusion gap.”
WHAT: Behavioral Healthcare Training with a special emphasis on providers of color
WHEN: January 25th, 10 a.m. - noon
WHERE: Renaissance Church, 4853 Galaxy Pkwy, Suite E, Warrensville Heights 44128
Training will also be available via livestream and on-demand. Interested providers may visit our online registration form here.
For additional information or questions, contact Christa Mullis at firstname.lastname@example.org.